Mobility Scooter Fitment & Measurement Guide
Many customers ask, do you have a mobility scooter fitment guide or measurement guide? The answer is yes. However, this guide will not be accurate 100% of the time. The sole purpose of this guide is to give you a rough idea on fitment compatibility with your mobility scooter measurements.
Guides are meant to be helpful but there are always exceptions to the rule. We are often told, "You have have so many mobility scooter options. How do I know which one will fit me good"? This is true, and we offer this many options as we hope to pair you with the mobility scooter that best fits your needs. We've developed this guide to assist you in regards to fitment.
Seat Width – Measure the seat width of the intended user by measuring the widest location at the hips. We recommend there be at minimum 1″ of extra width on the mobility scooter seat.
For an extra “safety cushion” you can go up to 2″ of extra width on the mobility scooter seat width. This will help account for any slight errors in measuring. Try to always be cautious not to under measure.
Seat Height – The mobility scooter seat height measurement is important because this will allow you to access and reach items from a counter top, night stand, kitchen table, dining room table, bathroom vanity, and more. It is also important because you want to be able to easily get out of the chair when you want to. 20″ from the ground is usually considered normal.
Seat Depth – Measure the seat depth of the intended user. We recommend there be at minimum 1″ of extra depth on their mobility scooter seat.
For an extra “safety cushion” you can go up to 2″ of extra depth on the mobility scooter seat depth. This will help account for any slight errors in measuring. Please find the picture to the left for an illustration on how to measure seat depth. Try to always be cautious not to under measure.
Weight Capacity – The weight capacity is the total amount of weight the mobility scooter is recommended to handle according to the manufacturer. This is important because if you are close to the weight limit of the mobility scooter you choose, if you have heavy items in your basket, you will be over the weight limit. This can cause slower speeds, reduced travel range, and cause the motor to struggle more than it was designed to.
We hope this mobility scooter fitment guide with measurement tips has helped you. Feel free to click around our website to find the perfect mobility scooter or call one of our trained mobility scooter associates a call today!